Originally Posted by NCC-73515
There was another mistake in DS9's tribble episode... the guys from temporal investigations immediately knew it was Kirk's time. Yet April and Pike have commanded the Enterprise for 15 years before Kirk.
That's not a mistake at all. As soon as Sisko mentioned that the Enterprise
in question was the original NCC-1701, they knew it just had
to be Kirk because his time travel exploits were legendary.
And April has only been mentioned and seen in TAS and various novels, so the jury is still out (for now anyway) if he's actually part of the official canon.